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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor, USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

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Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)/Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor, USAID Liberia Strategic Analysis (LSA) Activity, Liberia

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

Proposal Objective:

SI is pursuing an anticipated multi-million dollar five-year USAID-funded Liberia Strategic Analysis Activity with the goal to provide an innovative degree of analytical and advisory services to USAID/Liberia’s Office of Program and Project Development (PPD) and Development Objective (DO) teams in support of the Mission’s project design, performance monitoring and evaluation, and operational learning and adapting. The project’s objectives will assist the Mission in its ability to:

(a)identify the lessons learned from past experience; (b) better understand the complex Liberian development context (including institutional norms and behaviors affecting project results) through advanced research, surveys, data collection and analysis; and (c) adapt its programs to this information and analysis.

The project will establish a support unit in Monrovia to assist the Mission in strengthening its management of key aspects of the programming cycle, specifically strategic planning; project design; performance monitoring and evaluation; and institutionalized learning and adaptation.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a full-time DCOP who will be responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in reporting requirements, day to day project administration and serving as the Senior M&E Advisor for project. This will include leading all M&E activities, including building Mission and implementing partner (IP)’s capacity in M&E, learning, and knowledge management across USAID’s programming. The DCOP must reside in country for the duration of the contract, with authority to act in the absence of the COP. The position will be for the duration of the five year project.

**Please note: Liberian citizens are encouraged to apply.**


  • Oversee LSA's operations and serve as Acting COP for LSA as needed.
  • Provide support, leadership and technical expertise to overall management of LSA to ensure that the project meets all its performance and reporting requirements.
  • Support the COP on all management areas under their direct supervision, and serve as Senior M&E Advisor for the project.
  • Provide technical quality control over M&E related services, including reviewing proposed
    evaluation methodologies, implementing agency monitoring and reporting systems, and
    overseeing surveys.
  • Provide leadership and guidance on the overall M&E effort, and in conjunction with the CLA/KM Advisor, help make the Mission’s IPs learning and adaptive partners for all USAID’s assistance efforts in Liberia.
  • Work with COP and CLA/KMA, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation information is shared and fully utilized through knowledge sharing and strategic learning processes to speed innovation and improve upon and bring new innovations to the Mission’s programmatic work in country.
  • Support the Mission’s staff (particularly Mission’s CLA Advisor) in accessing strategic learning tools, as well as in providing guidance and support to the project’s evaluation services component including but not limited to monitor and evaluate activities to create knowledge mobilization, and knowledge management mechanisms.


  • Minimum of eight years professional work experience managing complex donor-funded international development capacity building or training activities with significant expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and/or project design and analytical work as well as the related reporting to an international donor.
  • Master’s degree or Doctorate in a field relevant to development assistance, international affairs, political science, sociology, economics, business, public administration, organizational development, communications, or a closely related field.
  • Substantial evaluation (both performance and impact evaluation) design expertise.
  • Proven skills in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and analysis.
  • Experience in performance monitoring and evaluation in complex environments.
  • Computer literate and possess superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Must reside in country for the duration of the contract, with authority to act in the absence of the COP.
  • Fluency in English (Level 4).
  • Background in monitoring, evaluability assessments, analysis, and implementation of performance evaluations of development assistance programs and experience in the application of statistical methods is desirable.
  • Experience in comparable post-conflict countries an asset.
  • Experience working with previous U.S. government programs would be preferred.

Come join our energetic and innovative team!  We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

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